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good morning. it is wednesday, december 17th, 2014. welcome to "cbs this morning." police across the country step up security after hackers threaten to attack movie theaters showing "the interview." chaos on an airlines flight. >> bradley cooper, how he overcame the pretty boy perception to play an american hero. but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> all the evidence is that the nation state is behind it. it certainly is an act against our sovereignty.
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>> cyber criminals threaten 9/11 attacks. >> against theaters that show "the interview." >> pakistan vowing revenge against the taliban. >> funerals. >> three days of national mourning. >> california's wet weather is expected to continue. heavy downpours brought flash flooding. >> a midair scare on an american airlines flight from korea to dallas when it hits turbulence. the search for a suspected killer ends. bradley stone's body was found in the woods apparently having died of self-inflicted wounds. >> maybe he has more grounds to gain. >> it would be like 1992 all over again. >> we had a gridlock congress, everybody was talking about bill crosby. >> police are looking for a man who threw four pipe bombs out of
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his car as police chased him. >> japan having a potato shortage. >> a bicyclist had a run-in with a deer. he's bangling up but as far as the deer, nobody knows. >> they go home. houst bjugstad wins first the panthers. >> mom called telling her sons to knock it off. >> what has it been like raising two boys. >> it's not been easy. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> it's a stressful time for wealthy americans. it's hard to find the perfect present. >> this is called a cat's paw. that's it. >> is this for a child? >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" presented by toyota. let's go places.
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captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." a threat of terror this morning to anybody who goes to see a controversial new movie. thursday's new york premiere of "the interview" was reportedly canceled. the hackers said the world would be full of, quote, fear if moviegoers go to the movies. north korea is outraged by the movie but denies any connection to the threat. bob orr is in washington with how law enforcement is respojds. good morning. >> good morning. the fbi and department of homeland are busy working to determine if this is some kind of scare ak tick, angry rhett wick, or perhaps a real warning about a pending atachlk still police are on guard.
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los angeles police chief charlie beck says the lapl d take extra precautions after an online message warned of a bitter fate for movie goers who seek terror. remember 9/11. we recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time. if your house is nearby, you'd better leave. as a result, at least two theater chains have reportedly opted out of screening the film. when reaching by "cbs this morning," representatives from the largest chain would not comment. sony's new comedy "the interview" star stars james fro and seth rogan. it's set to hit theaters nationwide on christmas day. at this day sony is leaving the
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decision whether to show the film up to individual theater owners. >> i don't think people should be afraid to go to the theaters to see this movie. that achieves the goal the hackers set. >> it's released everything from top financial information and top-secret scripts to embarrassing e-mails bashing hollywood a-listers. tuesday they released more e-mails from michael linton and the hackers are threatening to do more damage. they call this just the beginning of a christmas gift saying, quote, whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of sony pictures entertainment. now, this new message does not shed any particular new light on who's responsible, but law enforcement sources tell us the evidence points to hackers inside north korea or outside surrogates who are acting at the direction of the communist regime. north koreans for their part are
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denying any part in it. charlie? >> bob, thanks. good morning. >> good morning. >> the question is next. what's going to happen when the movie opens in theaters and the larger question, what are the implications of this? >> it's a frightening time for hollywood, for studios like sony. everybody is waiting for the next shoe to drop. carmiche. >> will movie companies be intimidated not to show a film because of coming threats from somewhere. >> exactly. sony says they're going forward with the release but they're leaving it up to theater chains whether they're going to show the film. clearly it's worked. >> how much money do they stand to lose? >> that's a great question, gayle. the film itself cost $40 million
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to produce, tens of millions to promote and advertise. if they don't show it at the theaters, that impacts all kinds of ancillary details such as television. it's going to cost sony tens of millions of dollars just for that film. >> how is sony fighting back? >> well, right now they're trying to get in front of this story. they're trying to line up with supporters, working on a statement for solidarity. they're threatening legal action in terms of media outlets that public -- that use these stolen documents to write and report on. >> what about the future for amy pascal, the head of sony picture? >> that's a good question. amay pascal certainly on the rope. those e-mails certainly embarrassing and she's got a lot of fence building to do.
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>> we're seeing dramatic image this morning from on board an american airlines fliechlt extreme turbulence rocked the plain for 45 minutes. 14 passengers were hurt. they made an emergency landing in tokyo yesterday. michelle miller shows us what happened. >> reporter: this video posted to youtube is said to show the terrifying moments the boeing 777 encountered a harsh winter storm over japan. >> show me the bowl that hit your head. american airlines flight 280 with 255 and 14 crew members was on an 11-hour trip when the turbulence hit. mark stanley of texas said the shaking which lasted 45 minutes caused the plane to buck like a broncho. >> all of a sudden there was a big drop and food and plates and
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everything started flying all over the place. >> these pictures show the destruction. an overturned meal cart. beverages splattered on the overhead luggage bins. crews helped the injured off the plane. five people were taken to the hospital. and although the airline conf m confirming none of the injuries are life-threatening, passengers were left rattled. >> i've flown millions of miles. this is the worst i've ever seen. >> now the dallas-bound passengers are hoping for a less eventful trip. for "cbs this morning," michelle miller, new york. this morning we're getting our first look inside a school where taliban gunmen massacred more than 100 children and burned female teachers alive. clarissa ward is in london. good morning. >> good morning. pakistan's prime minister has lifted a moratorium on the death penalty as three more staff members died from their
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injuries, and in schools across the country this morning we have seen children gathering and praying together for those who lost their lives. as families continue to bury their dead, three days of mourning begin. terrorist attacks are all too common in pakistan. few have been quite as deadly or as brutal as this one. almost all of those killed in yesterday's eight-hour siege were students. one boy who escaped described the attacks. suddenly there was gunfire behind us, he said. some kids were killed and i was shot in the back. the attack began at around 10:00 a.m. at least seven men stormed into the military run school opening fire indiscriminately on teachers and students with guns and grenades. soon after pakistani army command others arrived on the scene. gunfire and explosions were
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heard heard from inside. when it was over, more than 140 people were dead leaving a nation reeling. what did we do wrong, the schoolboy from peshawar asked. we're not from the school or army but they killed small kids. the taliban claimed it was revenge for ongoing military operations in northern waziristan which have claimed more than 1,000 lines by the army's own count. one of the many funerals being held today is for the school's principal mrs. tahera kazi. an employee told cbs news she told her attackers to use all the bullets on her instead of on the children. she was shot more than 50 times. >> just to hear a student say what did we do wrong.
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>> and the principal to say i'll take the bullets for the children and does so. we have new information about the deadly siege. we're learning about the man who held the hock tstages inside th cafe was on a terrorist watch two years ago. ben tracy is in sydney where people continue mourning those victims. ben, good morning. >> gayle, good morning. if you want to see something amazin amazing, look at this. this memorial in sydney has doubled in size as people have come here to pay their respects to those two hostages who lost their lives. we're also learning how terrifying that situation was. this new video from the news room just across the street from the lindt cafe. 30 minutes later the gunfire ended the 17-hour standoff. one woman was crying as she held
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up a black flag in the window. another trim bling and then collapsing. john o'brien was one of the first hostages to escape. he gave a brief statement wednesday. >> i never felt so much relief when i turned the corner and saw the police waiting for me. >> reporter: there is growing anger in sydney that the hostage taker man ha roon monis was out on bail for sexual assault, attempted murder and having extremist views. are you concerned that given his criminal background he was out on bail? >> we were concern thad he got bail from the very beginning. >> should he have been watched more closely by the police? >> if somebody is on a national security watch list, then we pay particular attention to them. but on this occasion this particular individual was not. >> reporter: in downtown sydney where streets are now reopened, police have launched what they call operation hammerhead,
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increeds control throughout the city, but the police are far outnumbered by the thousands still waiting in line to pay their respects at the ever growing memorial. family and friends of one of the hoss tax torey johnson who was killed were visiting on wednesday. >> very moving. >> thank you for supporting us. >> through this terrible time. >> reporter: now today australia's prime minister said the hostage taker did have a legal license for the gun he used. he was on a terrorist list in 2008 but for unknown reasons he dropped off of it in 2009. >> all right, ben. thank you. this morning a big republican name will spend the rest of this year seriously thinking about 2000167. jeb bush wrote on facebook i have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for president. nancy cordes is in washington. nancy, good morning. >> good morning. what that means is bush can
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start to openly court donors to gain his support but it sounds like he himself may still need some convincing help made it clear he isn't sold on the idea yet. >> if i can get comfortable with being a candidate that gives people hope that we can fix some of these big problems to take opportunities, that's what i'm pursuing. that's not a decision now. >> why decide now right before the holidays? >> he was cross-pressured by the mitt romney boon who said, jeb, if you don't get in, i going to go with mitt. >> he was leads 114 presidential prospects unless mitt romney decides to make a run for
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presidency. then bush will be 1502. >> they've already started. conservative activist brent bozell tweeted tuesday, another bush versus another clinton? political volume it. while rush limbaugh took issue with bush's moderate stance on topics like immigration reform. >> here comes jeb announcing he's going to explore via a committee the idea of running for president, and he's going to do it in a unique way. he's going to do it by ignoring the base. >> democrats got in on the act, too, sending out fund-raising e-mails asking are you ready for the nikt president bush? there's only so much they can take when their own front-runner hillary clinton is pretty connected to a president
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herself. the white house plans to turn up the heat on sanctions for russia. they dropped another 4% in early trading this morning. charlie d'agata is in moscow where russians are beginning to worry about their finances. charlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the ruble continued its backslide today but nothing like the nosedives in the past couple of days. the russian finance miniter says they plan to sell off foreign currencies in order to prop the ruble up. banks and money exchanges have been packed. scraping up rubles at cut rate prices after catastrophic losses against the dollar this week. if you have dollars, you're winning, says this shopper, but if you have rubles, you won't have any chance to buy any cheaper. shopkeepers have had to reprice products by the day. the majority of russians are not so fortunate.
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their disposable incomes are disappearing into rub's arctic thin air and all they can do is watch. this woman says she lives on a pension and has had to cut back on food in order to buy medicine. yesterday's huge hike in the interest rate from 10.5 to a staggering 17% has made borrowing from russia's embattled banks to get by a possibility now. farmer and father of four told us he fears he may face bankruptcy. >> must find some money to stop it and i think i don't have enough at the moment. >> really. >> yeah. >> what are you going to do? >> to go to the bank. >> the percentage is going higher and higher. >> reporter: and the only forecast is for russia to sink further and further into an
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expected recession next year. russian president vladimir putin remains defiandefiant. thank you, charlie. a rounding of suspects in a deadly meningitis outbreak 146789 people connected to the new england compounding center face charges that the laboratory is linked to the deaths of 64 patients. prosecutors say hundreds got sick two years ago after taking steroids contaminated with mold. it's 7:19. ahead on "cbs this morning," this newly released video is raising questions about what really happened
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hi, good morning i'm ukee washington. >> lets get over to the weather center and check with katie, good morning. >> today will be a day of transition for us as we track a cold front passage but thankfully any wet weather is long gone and out of here. storm scan three meanwhile has been emptying out, over the last few hours. you can see included cover thinning out. what we are finding is very beautiful views because we have a little cloud cover but sunnies also, filtered through you that included cover. so 39 degrees outside kutztown area middle school. warmer then it was this same time yesterday but that breeze will kick in out there. we will still eventually end up with milder than average day at 50 degrees, and then by tomorrow in the mid 40's where we should be but still
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breezy tomorrow too. vittoria. good morning everyone. your rush hour commute is out there, it looks like rush hour. on the schuylkill, 95, usual spots. speaking of the schuylkill we're right new on the westbound side of 76 around belmont where you watch an accident being completely cleared out of the way that was the on the shoulder. maybe in the completely. we still have one more tow truck here but it is in the process have have being completely cleared out of the way. westbound side of 76 is hit with that residual traffic. eight is your average there. thirteen on i-95. no delays for mass transit. >> our next update 7:55. up next on cbs this morning a routine traffic stop turned tragedy did police try to cover up a murder. cbs news
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anothing the top google searches of 2014 were ebola and "frozen." one leaves you with highly infect use that makes it impossible tget out of your system and the other is ebola. >> that's an easy joke. people still like that "frozen." welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up this half how there are new developments in an investigation we first brought you back in may. a michigan man who moves to retire dies on a beach surrounded by police. his family does not believe he died accidentally. now a new video. online embarrassment for two brothers who couldn't be more different when it comes to politics. we'll show you why their mom
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told them to settle down. "the new york times" looks at the latest clues pointing to possible life on mars. scientists say nasa's curiosity rover found methane gas in the planet's atmosphere. on earth methane is given off by animal and plant life. scientists also discovered organic molecules for the first time on mars' surface. it it is first major legislation since 1990 and it allows disabled americans to open tax-free bank accounts. contributions would be in after-tax dollar. earnings would grow tax-free. the money would go to long-term needs like transportation and long-term care. the body of bradley william stone was found yesterday less than a mile from his home in northern philadelphia in the northern suburbs there. he had a self-inflicted cut
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wounds. please say he killed his ex-wife and five members of her family. he was a former machirine who served in iraq. the los angeles "daily news" says bill costly won't be charged over sexual assault at the boy mansion. prowse cuters say the statute has passed. she was 15 years old at the time. >> the response, he is the father you thought you knew. thank you, that's all i'd like to say. dov charney. he's been suspected of allegations for years. new evidence highlights inconsistencies in police officers' accounts of what
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happened. elaine quijano joins us of the new details and why the victim's family thinks it was more than an accident. >> cell phone incident seemed to contradict a police account. grand jury called the like into his death chose not to indict the officers. now a new video is raising questions about what that grand jury did not see. on thanksgiving morning last year charles eimers drove into key west planning a dream retirement but not long after arriving he was pulled over by police for illegally changing lanes. for reason nos one knows, eimers fled. >> just ran a red light. >> running red lights as he drove through town. officers caught up with him on this peach. police say he ran and collapsed
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on the beach. his family took him off life support a week later but in may this video was released. he does not cleeps. he was surrounded by police. the family believes they were lied to and worse. >> i believe my father was asphyxiated on the beach in key west by the officers involved that day. >> reporter: the medical examiners say the cause of death was lack of oxygen to the brain but it was said it was because of his pre-existing condition and his death was ruled a death. the investigation determined eimers' face was not forced into the sand and initial photographs showed only a light dusting of sand on his face. >> we've got to be clear. all they did, the only level or force used in this particular
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case is they attempted to handcuff him. it was handcuffing someone. that's all they did. >> the eimers' family still believes they were being lied to. they filed a wrongful death lawsuit and began taking video depositions of the officers. >> did you see any sand on his face? >> no. >> ever. >> no. >> did you ever see his face? >> yes. >> his face was not face down. it with us to the side. >> when you were at the scene with mr. eimers, was he bleeding -- >> not that i -- i didn't see any obvious signs of like bleeding. >> reporter: but not long after taking that sworn testimony eimers' attorneys discovered a new video of this close-up of eimers after he lost consciousness, covered in sand and bleeding from his right ear. this is officers nicholas galgo standing here the same officer who said he never saw sand on
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eimers' face. instead of seeing this, the medical examiner and grad jury saw this and this and this. eimers' attorney got the phone number after fdle's seven-month investigation was complete. >> how hard was it to get in touch with the person? >> one phone call. >> that's it. >> that's. >> it what does that tell you in. >> it tells me they didn't try too hard to contact that person. >> why didn't your department try to get ahead of that? >> fdle was responsible for the lead investigation in the case so that's probably a question that's better posed to them. >> fdle denied a request for an on-camera interview but said in a statement they're reviewing this new piece of evidence and they were not aware this new video listed. >> he was breathing when we stood him up. >> he was breathing when you
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stood him up? >> he was breathing and fighting and talk. >> did you ever see them try to stand him up? >> no. >> it's unclear which account is accurate. the camera panned away. and in other video that could have shown exactly what happened is missing. an offer seen her activated his taser during the arrest. the device began its own audio and video reporting but when that video was shown to the grand jury it only shows what happened after the arrest. >> the actually critical moment of the heiress is the only thing you don't have that on that audio video recording and i wonder why that is. >> yeah. it's because he didn't turn it on. there's no other explanation. >> yet according to fdle's report his taser automatically began a video and audio recording that recorded during and after the event as part of
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the civil lawsuit, haran alleges that part of the video was destroyed. >> is it possible mr. eimers' death was an accident? >> it's always possible it was an accident but if it was an accident, why the coverup. >> they have started their own investigation and two will get a suspension. police stress that neither action had anything to do with eimers' death. once again, the videotape tell as different story than the official version that was put out their publicly. >> what the chief says is you're asking officers to remember things from a year ago. that's what he said to why there are different accounts perhaps. >> thank you, elaine. to be continued. two squabbling brothers are told on live tv lighten up, it's the holidays. >> my mom.
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hundreds of thousands of people online are enjoying a surprise of brothers who made a name as political opposites. they were arguing on live tv when they got an unexpected phone call. >> you're right i'm from down south. >> oh, god, mom snoomd i'm your mother and i disagree that all families are like ours. i don't know many families that are fighting at thanksgiving. >> is this yoreally your mother? >> my mom. >> that's right.
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joy woodhouse called in to lecture her boys. jan crawford with a sibling rivalry and a mother's plea for peace. i love this story. good morning. >> id is t it so great. let mow give you the background, they say they had no idea their mom was going to call on c-span. that clip is on youtube. it has more than 1 million views. >> i didn't insult you. >> i'm not insulgt them. >> they've spent decades standing on subpoeopposite side the political. but during this their mother joy unexpectedly took center stage. >> oh, god, mom. >> and asked the bickering brothers to take a break for the holidays. >> and i'm hoping you'll have some of this out of your system when you come here for
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christmas. >> no, they didn't know i was going to call in. i didn't know i was going to call in until all of a sudden i just decided to do it. >> i was absolutely shocked. >> brad woodhouse couldn't guarantee his mom's holiday wish would be fulfilled. >> a typical woodhouse holiday is what you saw on c-span. it's loud. we're arguing. but we love each other dearly. i love his children. he loves mine. >> reporter: joy says she and her husband both shared a lhit f politics and shared that with their boys. >> we took them to vote from the time they were babies. >> reporter: but she's tired of holiday gatheri inings during ia political war of words. >> i'm hoping everybody can maybe tone it down. >> reporter: a documentary on the brothers earlierer this year
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focused that die nachlic. both brothers spoekt with "cbs this morning" late in october. >> it's a story about all families, conversations held around the dinner table at thanksgiving. conversation had or avoided. they shouldn't be avoided. you should be able to have these conversations and at the end of the day, boom, and make up. >> now joy she said she's proud of both of her sons. despite their fighting they're happy when the other does well. >> brad says he can't make any promises about christmas but he'll give it a try. norah? >> all right, jan. i lovejoy woodhouse. she's a good mama. >> isn't there something endearing about a grown man saying it's mom. something about a grown man. i know it's what men call their mothers but it's mom. >> probably not the first time he said that. >> that's right. >> again, mom. >> mom's on the line. >> peace over the holiday,
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good morning, i'm erika von tiehl. lets get right over to katie for your forecast, we have some changes, good morning. >> we have some changes but they could be worse in terms of what we will find out there, change from yesterday is it will stay dry today, in almost every location up in the poconos you might see a residual shower. as we look at last three hour loop you can see hint of green just outside carbon and monroe counties. don't be surprised if you see rain drop here or there and flurry around poconos but everybody else can expect to see sunshine. we are going to sea breeze kick in as day goes on. 50 degrees expect high today and one more mild day for you. partly cloudy, breezy, colder tonight under clearing sky and with the colder air finally catching up. so that means we will be back
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in the mid 40's here thursday and friday with some sunshine at least but vittoria is close tore where it should be. >> it is something we can look forward to as that sunshine w that sunshine you will have sun glare so be mindful of that. you will also have rush hour to deal with today as well, traveling on the eastbound side of 422 you are delayed a approaching oaks down towards 202, and that is where you will see all of this red. also in the red on the schuylkill expressway seven is your average there, 16 on 476 and 11 on i-95 down to the vine. erika. thanks, variety tore y next update 8:25. next up on cbs this morning you might call it a senior moment but it could be something more serious. what you need to necessity about a new study.
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it is wednesday, december 17th, 2014. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more rl news ahead, including a new theory about three men who vanished from alcatraz decades ago. scientists find way they might have survived the escape. but first here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. the fbi and the department of homeland security are working to determine if this is some kind of scare tactic or a real warning about an impending attack. >> it's frightening for sony studio. everybody is waiting for the next shoe to drop. >> at schools across the country, we have seen children gathering and praying together for those who lost their lives. >> a very scary american
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airlines flight, violent turbulence rocked the plane for 45 minutes. >> are you concerned that given his criminal background that he was out on bail? >> we were concerned that this man -- >> democrats asking are you ready for the next president bush but their own front-runner is pretty connected to a former president. >> oh, god, mom. >> and i'm your mother. >> they didn't know i was going to call in. i didn't know i was going to call in. >> joy woodhouse. >> isn't there something about grown men saying mom? >> russia has named vladimir putin man of the year for the 15th year in a row. >> and second place went to or else. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell.
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hacker this morning are threatening violence against people who go to see a controversial new mooesh. the group behind the sony cyber attack promises, quote, a bitter fate to anyone who sees "the interview" when it's released on christmas day. the film is about a plot to assassinate north korea's leader. >> john miller says they're not taking chances. >> we've been in touch with the fbi. we've spoken to sony and their security people about it. and we've also been down this road before with other films. some of the bin laden film, other controversial films where there have been threats. >> some suspect that north korea is behind the threat, but the country denies involvement. aaa predicts nearly 6 million americans will fly during the holidays. all that traffic raises concerns about airport safety and security. homeland security correspondent
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bob orr spoke about it. >> as we go into the holiday season, what's your threat picture? >> it's concerning that a consistent threat has not abated as we would have liked to have seen from the standpoint of we know there's still people out there who have the means of committing an aviation attack and that they have the intent to do that. >> so are you confident that we've done the right things both in terms of the defensive measures and the intelligence? >> yeah. i think we've done everything that we can based on the intelligence to feed and disrupt potential attackers. that being said, there's no perfect system and the whole notion of risk-based security is there's no 100% guarantees. >> he's leaving the tsa at the oven the month. prison break still one of the great mysteries. the convicts who escaped from the notorious alcatraz prison were never heard from again.
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dutch science itists have a new showing that they might have just floated to freedom. >> it seems an unlikely place to discuss a legendary prison break but three dutch scientists came here with a new theory about the escape from alcatraz made famous in the 1979 clint eastwood movie. >> i saw the movie when i was 11 years old and i think others may have seen it. >> i may have found a way out of here. it tells the story of frank wore riis and brothers john and clarence ainge glyn nchl 1962 they used spoons to dig through the prison walls, left dummies in their prison beds and slipped into the san francisco bay in a raft made of raincoats. >> there are questions about how they built the raft and entered the wadder and poof, nothing
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anymore. >> there have been many theories but most have been about the three only thef being swept to their death by a powerful tide. >> we add add little bit of science. >> using sophisticated new computer models and historical dataed on tides and current, the scientists found with the right timing the three could have made it to safety, landing here near the foot of the golden gate bridge. michael eslinger is skeptical that they survived but new information like that from the three dutch scientists has changed his mind. >> i really believe today their story now begins when they hit the water and these guys have pretty much become folk heroes. theory part of the fabric of our history. >> folk heroes who have a lot of folks thinking they made it safely to shore. do you hope they did that? >> as a scientists, i don't care
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about what happened. i just want to show that we can do this. as a person, for sure. >> but they're dangerous criminals. >> zbirch that we've never heard of them again either they died or they made landfall and entered a peaceful life not being a criminal anymore. >> alcatraz closed but this mystery remains open. for "cbs this morning," john blackstone, san francisco. two national hockey league teams made history last night. >> jokinen to the backhand. he scores. >> cares carries it on the for . he scores. unreal. this is unreal. >> florida and washington needed a shoot-out to decide a game that ended in a 1-1 tie. all 18 skaters on each team took at least one shot. the panthers finally scored the game-winning goal in the 20th
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round. it it is longest shoot-out in nhl history. >> wow. ahead on "cbs this morning," charlie's visit with bradley cooper. that's me, not charlie. "american sniper." then he stripped down for broadway. >> i have to be loose. i'm on an inversion table and
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in our "morning rounds" memory loss and aging.
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large new study offers ways to keep it from happening. our dr. holly phillips is with us. good morning. >> good morning, norah. >> first off, what type of memory loss are we talking about? >> it looked at a specific condition called mild cognitive impairment. it's different than dementia. it's mild and more common. it inskrofls forgetting things, losing dates and appointments or having trouble finding your words or being easily distracted. >> should you worry about that? >> you know what, charlie? it's hard when we goughgo through that list of symptoms. i think many of us say we do that every day. i'm the first to admit my 3-year-old has to finish my sentences for me. you, over there, pick up that, that, that -- my backpack, mommy? >> yes. >> on typical days i do remember her name or backpack. with mild cognitive impairment it changes over days and from
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month to month. >> how do you know when it's a brain fart or when you know you have to do something? >> this was an important part of the research. if you do feel like you're losing your memory, you should talk to your doctor because a number of medical conditions cause memory loss things like vitamin deficiency, particularly b-12 and folate. depression also causes problems. >> i still don't know when it's an issue, holly? >> you know what? it primarily affects people over 65 and it has to represent, gayle, a change, a change in your ability to think and remember things from your entire life before. >> but the good news, dr. holly, is there are lots of brain games and other things you can change in your diet and exercise regime, right? >> there are so many. studies have found aerobic exercise, mental stimulation, staying social, all of those things keep your mind sharp. this study also emphasized
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stroke prevenice. mini strokes cause memory loss for people. so stopping smoking and controlling blood pressure is very important as well. >> and aspirin therapy. >> yep. for some people that also helps to cut down on strokes. >> >> what is that? >> taking a baby aspirin every day. >> it really depends from person to person. it can cut down on strokes. but if you have memory loss it doesn't mean you're going to develop dementia later. both can be prevented by focusing on things we just mentioned. >> thank you. first on "cbs this morning," the ceo of blackberry is in studio 57 to unveil a new device. he hopes it will turn back time and get smartphone users to dump their iphones. >> we'll see. >> that's next. >> announcer: cbs morning
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blackber once dominated the phone market. they want to regain the popularity. they hit a low of $916 million in the company's last quarter. blackberry's ceo john chen is with us first on "cbs this morning" and he's revealing the blackberry classic. the new device sells for $149 unlock. good morning. >> thank you. >> tell us about the new device and we'll find out whether miss king likes. >> it miss king likes it. >> thank you, thank you. this is one of the first devices after i came about 13 months ago that we wanted to put together. i spoke to literally hundreds and hundreds of customers everywhere around the world and they wanted the so-call ed pack which is the track pad and there's a belt here. and we knew that kind of by taking that away in the last few
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years iteration that hurt us quite a bit in the market. so the diehard fans come back and say you've got to put that back or i'm moving, i'm leaving you, because this is the most productive ways people use it. you see people in the movies that they could type underneath the table. >> and not be seen. >> listen. i'm a ride or die blackberry girl. >> she's giving you a chance. >> that's right. i'm giving you a chance. many say what others have said, i had it and gave it up. that has to hurt. are you nervous? >> no, not nervous. something we need to work on. >> if you were nervous, would you tell me? >> i'd probably tell you that. >> tell us how you're not nervous because you had a $207 million net loss in the second quarter that was better than expected though. >> right. >> and they're very cautious
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about q4. that's due friday, right? >> right. >> how big is the loss going to be? >> i can't tell. this is a quiet period. you have to wait until friday to find out. >> tell me what your feelings are. >> when i came in four quarters ago we were losing literally billions. we cut our loss. made a commitment to the street, to the investor, that we're going to break even by cash flow by the end of the year, which is only -- >> -- two weeks. >> this quarter or next and we're going to make money going forward in fy16. >> you've got android, samsung, iphone, different people in different countries in this market. >> right. the most important thing is about enterprise, and we're focusing a lot on enterprises. but with the hardware, the software and it's centered around security and privacy. that's the number one thing. and then it goes to the productivity, which is why we
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return these device and innovators and we're going to work on the next generation which is more consumer base which will hopefully gain back. >> by enterprise, you mean companies? >> beg your pardon? >> companies, governments. we did clinical trials, put it in the hands of the doctors and clinical researchers. we're going to have to focus on the productive world that needs security and that's what we're doing. >> john, i wonder who's the customer. i have to say i don't see anybody under the age of 30 40r using the blackberry. when i pull it out people look like they've bitten a lemon. they look with such diszain. you have the keyboard and backlit. who are we trying to get? >> today it's mostly professiona professionals. we have about 40 to 45 million. they're the bankers and the
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lawyers and the government agencies, all that, all around the world. especially the so-called five i countries. we were doing pretty well in the middle east. we're starting to see some traction in asia. still early. i agree that over time i have to solve another problem which is people need to make this bigger or think this is a cooler phone. that way we do, we'll probably come up with ten different colors. >> okay. why is the government and pentagon probably one of your biggest customers? >> because of the security. one thing i couldn't take all the credit for, one thing they did is design it so it's highly secure. each of these phones are injected with different code and manufacturers all the way to softway and all the way to messaging technology.
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we just bought a company that does this. >> john, you hav good morning, i'm ukee washington. two suspect burglars are behind bars after hiding from police in the store for hours, overnight. officers responded to the target, on the somerton section of the city around 1:00 this morning. they say a security camera alert them of burglary in progress, after searching for hours, police spotted two men in the small vent on the roof. police are now investigate to go see if this was an inside job, we will have more on the cw in a live report in a few minutes. lets get your forecast with katie, good morning. >> forecast itself is pretty okay, when all things considered because we are tracking the passage of the cold front and very often cold front bring precipitation but it is not going to this time
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of the year. it is weak system. you'll notice breeze kick nothing and find a few clouds along the way, maybe a shower in the poconos but nothing more than. that we will all just think an overall pleasant afternoon. some sunshine. high still mild for one final afternoon at 50. we will drop down to a pair of three's tonight and as skies clear breeze will continue to pick up. so it will make it feel colder then thermometer reads but we are just back to reality for thursday and friday thinks where we should be, and we can expect more sunshine. >> and, must come lot of sun glare, plan accordingly put advisors down, shades on, need it. jump outside and looking at i-95, traveling northbound around newtown bypass, compromising left-hand lane, and causing quite a delay alongside it, so we will give you more time. seven on the schuylkill. eleven on i-95. definitely rush hour, ukee. our next update is at
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8:55. up next this morning, from the stage to the silver screen charlie rose conversation with oscar nominated local guy bradley cooper. for more local news weather and traffic sports on the cw
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up this half hour, charlie hits broadway with bradley cooper to see a dream realized. the oscar nominee describes the advice he got from robert de niro. plus a class of its own. we'll take you inside america's only catholic choir school. meet the students who sang for pope francis. now they're reaching another musical milestone. that's ahead. right now it's time to show you this morning's headlines. president and the first lady opening up to "people" magazine how they still encounter racial prejudi prejudice. he said, quote, there's no black male my age who's not coming out
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of a restaurant and waiting for a car and somebody handing them the car keyss. michelle obama rounds how he was wearing a black tux see doe and somebody asked him to get coffee. some companies are offering wearable fitness trackers and offering weight loss surgeries and drugs. i ams says found. sailing and wind surfing was scheduled there. olympic organizers promise to cut the amount of sewage that flows into the bay. >> let's hope so. >> i was going say, please do. the washington post says johns hopkins university is apologizing for an embarrassing mistake.
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the school sent 294 applicant as welcome e-mail but they were never entered into the school. that hurts. the dutch chess traded in her high fashion for a hoodie. she wore a black sweatshirt tuesday to an convenient with scouts. she paired it with black jeans and boots. why is that news? >> because she's princess kate. >> bradley cooper and "american sniper." it is his most challenging role yet. for him the role was a lifetime in the making. >> you see these lights here. >> yeah. >> when they're blasting through, you're blinded. >> reporter: broadway's "the elephant man" might seem like an odd place to see bradley cooper but he spent years in the wings waiting for the chance. >> oh, charlie, it's a good year to be here in the bookts where it yore rid yore ridge nated wh
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david bowie did it. >> it was the play that encourage dwroud be an actor. >> yeah. there was something about the story which was infectious. >> "the elephant man" is the story of joseph marek, an english man with a rare disease that distorted his face and body. he spent yeared as a carnival speck tactical until he was rescued by a london doctor. >> when you prepare, how do you prepare? >> i have a picture of him before he died. there's something about it. i look in his eyes and i sort of sit in the room. >> i'm not going to let you down sfloo a little bit. i may give him a little kiss and then i come down. the great thing about the play is i stand on the stage every night, me, not as him, and with
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the audience we take that journey to become him together. i feel like i go away. i don't ever think of the breathing or contortion so i think i'm making sense of the words. >> does it vary from night to night? >> oh, yeah, yeah. >> what's it about? >> it's about these people. it's about the audience. >> they influence you. >> oh, absolutely. they set up the influence of the play. robert de niro is going to show up. he's the best and i don't want him to see me acting ever. so what i start to do is i realize here's the audience, you know, and i start to realize that i was. facing the audience at all. was constantly moving away from them and i started to talk really low because i was trying so desperately not to act and afterward he was like i couldn't hear you. >> that's a lesson. >> so, you know, be bold. trust yourself, you know.
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it was funny. >> she is my friend with an "f." >> a capital "f." >> for friend. >> cooper who turns 40 next year is also being bolder at the box office. >> it used to be only that's the guy from "the havover." >> yeah. and now it's "silver lining." >> now it's sort of a combination. >> you have poor social skills. have a problem. two of his recent films "silver like playbook" and "american hustle" have earned him oscar nominations and in clint eastwood's upcoming move "american sniper" he plays navy s.e.a.l., chris kyle, the deadliest sniper in u.s. history with more than 150 kills in iraq. >> initially i thought there's no way i could play chris. i thought chris pratt could do it. >> you thought he would be the guy. >> yeah. i'm from philadelphia, i'm a buck 85, how am i going to play
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this guy. then i got to know him and there was something about his energy in these interviews that i started watching that i just sort of -- there's something about him that i thought, oh, i can tap into that. >> cooper never met the man he could portray because last year kyle was shot and killed by a fellow veteran at a texas shooting range. >> yeah. >> but you met the father. >> yeah. >> chris's father. >> yeah. i spoke with him this morning. >> he saw the film. >> yeah. >> he had concerns when you said we want to make a movie about your son. >> understandably so. thing about it. your boy is killed and a year later these two men from hollywood are sitting in the very seat chris had kdinnerer night telling you they're going to make a movie about your child. it was not lost on me. it was surreal. >> he said something like i don't know if you pretty boys can do it. >> he said something about hooking me up to the back of his truck and take the pretty out of
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me and i actually thanking him. i hadn't been called pretty since i was 8 years old. >> and now that he's seen it, what did he say? >> i want him to speak for himself. i will say this. it meant everything to me, the call we mad this morning because i looked him in the eyes, he and debbie, and i said, look, i'm going to take care of your boy. i know i'm 185 pounds from now and i don't sound like i'm from texas but i'm going do everything i can to do right by him. >> how did you get prepared for this beyond being able to study him, the physical things you had to do? >> yeah. it was brutal. >> to add what, 30, 40 -- >> at the end of the day it's 35. >> it was muscle. >> it wasn't body building. it wasweight training. >> and you had a dialect coach that helped you understand southern speak. >> i do it for you. i do it to protect you. >> no you don't. >> yes, i do. >> and chris's texas speak, the draw comes out of you depending on who you're with.
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he's the same way. the result says "vanity fair" is not one of the best performances of the year but a performance for the ages, the kind that creeps into your soul. >> is there anything that you learned about chris the man that, you know, you take with you? >> well, i'm still wearing his shoes today. >> what do you mean still wearing his shoes? >> these are shoes he wore on tleech of his tours and i wore them in the movie and i still find myself wearing them. >> really. >> yeah. >> what's that? >> i don't know. i don't want to let go. i feel like he was a real man we don't see much of, you know. if if someone could watch "american sniper" who's a vet and think, wow, i've never heard my story told that way, i don't feel so alone, well, i mean, there's purpose in my life. >> clearly that role deeply affected him. >> it did. it did. he becomes chris kyle in a remarkable way as much as i've
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ever seen an actor habit someone and you look at the pictures of chris kyle, you see bradley cooper. you look at bradley cooper and you see pictures of chris kyle. >> i was at a luncheon for bradley and chris's widow was there. she said bradley cooper brings my husband back to life on the screen. it gave her goose bumps. i thought what a compliment. i love the two of you together. don't you like him? he's good looking but also smart and a really nice guy. >> we share birthdays. >> oh. >> he had a good education too. he went to a university called -- >> georgetown. >> yes, yes. >> he's introducing me in may. "american sniper" opens christmas day. we'll have more conversation on cbsnews.com including how losing his father changed his perspective on fame. and coming up, a new generation finds a voice in the old world. >> i'm vladimir duthiers, cambridge, massachusetts, listening to the beautiful medley of these boys at st.
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paul's choir school and their sound of music is anything but juvenile. that story next onon "cbs this
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the tradition of the boys
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choir dates back to the 17th century. in this country there's only one group. vladimir duthiers. good morning. >> good morning. they just released a christmas album and listening to these young men sing you can't help but smile as you hear their voices carry throughout the halls inside their parish church. ♪ hark the herald angels sing glory to the newborn king ♪ >> reporter: the boys of st. paul's choir are in the holiday spirit. and these boys have plenty of reasons to sing. from the rehearsal rooms to the church, music bell lows through the cambridge massachusetts middle school. >> we have a brighter orange when we have sodium present.
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>> reporter: where only 12 new stun students enter each year. >> what was it like? >> very relaxed. he had me sing "happy birthday." >> "happy birthday." i could do that. >> he'd play a cord on the piano and we'd pick out notes. >> he made it a mission to update the school program. >> we're the only boys choir in the united states. we're a choir with a school attached as opposed to a school that has a choir. >> and what are some things we know -- >> reporter: fifth, sixth, and seventh grade boys make up the choir, but their music makes you a bit older. what's your favorite christmas
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song? >> "victoria" and some of the stuff that's more nicer and a lot calm. >> reporter: what about you, tom? >> "jesus christ the apple tree" because it's all voice, no organ and it's. >> so no "jingle bells." >> no. >> they're on the point of a release it's very unique. we weren't require in a studio. we're recording in the choir lot loft at st. paul's and we sing every day and it's acoustic. >> reporter: they've already performed in the hole holiest places. they sang for pope francis in st. peter's square last year. you sang for the pope. >> mm-hmm.
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>> what was that like? >> it was cool. it was really cool. ♪ >> reporter: and yet the boys still find the time to sing in mass six days a week. >> that's great. good, good. >> reporter: john robinson who moved from england to take this job leads these young men. >> i was drawn to st. paul's because it's the only catholic boys choir in america and i longed to work in a boys school and i longed to become catholic as well. >> reporter: you heard that right. he converted to catholic to lead the choir. >> i was anglican and i converted when i got here. ♪ >> reporter: anyone can hear the dedication and talent in the st. paul's boys choir.
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do you guys ever get stage fright? >> it comes over you sometimes and sometimes you do not freak at all. >> i think when i came to the school in the fourth grade i was a lot more nervous but then i got used to it and it became easier not to be nervous when i was singing. >> reporter: singing and playing music is what the boys of st. paul's choir hope to keep on doing long after they leave these hallowed halls. ♪ ♪ >> the boys' tenure in this particular choir lasts only ads long as they maintain their childhood voices. when the voices drop they move to another school. the only way to keep it is to have a procedure done that hasn't been done, i don't think, since the 19th century and boys don't want to do that.
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>> let's not encourage that. >> not don't they sound like angels, vlad, but they seem like such nice kids. >> they're so sweet and really into the single which is great. >> i've got it. thank you, vlad. ahead, one of the early walt disney cartoons nearly lost is found now. how its we found in the eric the holiday season is here, which means it's time for the volkswagen sign-then-drive event. for practically just your signature, you could drive home for the holidays in a german-engineered volkswagen. like the sporty, advanced new jetta... and the 2015 motor trend car of the year all-new golf. if you're wishing for a new volkswagen this season... just about all you need is a finely tuned... pen. get zero due at signing, zero down, zero deposit, and zero first month's payment on select new volkswagen models.
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good morning i'm erika von tiehl. we are updating our breaking news in bucks county, "eyewitness news" has just confirmed a 15 year-old girl has died, after being hit by an suv in bensalem. you're looking live right now at that scene. you can see officers there, this is intersection of bensalem boulevard and bridge water road. we are told that girl was struck around 6:30 this morning. police say that the road will be closed for a few hours while they investigate the fatal accident and we will follow this breaking story and have latest for you on talk philly and at cbs philly.com. once again a 15 year-old girl struck and killed in bensalem. lets get your forecast with katie, good morning. >> hey, good morning everybody. this will likely end up being a pleasant day for us overall simply because we are going to see some sunshine. little bit of the breeze kick nothing but still mild for
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standards as we sit between front. you can see a hint of moisture picked up on, the on the radar here, right around lehigh valley, generally pocono region where would i expect you might see a shower out there. otherwise rest of us see sunshine. we have a bright blue skies in spots. 50 degrees is our high. we will drop down to 33 tonight with the breeze still pretty noticeable and it will be a chilly breeze coming in out of the northwest. tomorrow in the wake of the cold front passage we will see temperatures take a hit, but enough that we are back to reality and we are staying quiet through saturday. vittoria. thanks very much, good morning. we have rush hour that we are dealing with sprinkled all over the delaware valley, traveling on 476, right around route one you will have southbound and northbound delays. it doesn't look awful but in either direction blue route between 95 and media we are seeing speed sensors in the 20's, ten is your average on the schuylkill expressway, ten as well on i-95 southbound delayed from the northeast down to the vine.
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good news in delays for mass transit an things look just fine,er contact. vittoria, thank you, that is "eyewitness news" for now talk philly a the noonan cbs-3. i'm erika von tiehl. have a good morning.
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